Trip Start Sep 11, 2015
9Trip End Oct 26, 2015
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Driving up onto the beautiful, narrow, winding, medieval streets of Sepúlveda was like... wow... is this actually allowed?! It felt like such a privilege.
I had booked an expensive 'splurge' hotel, more than twice as expensive as the one in Cuenca... but it was a bit disappointing. Just alright, not as fantastic as I had hoped for that money.
The elderly lady receiving me was super friendly though. She also runs a bakery /pastry shop right below where I bought some delicious things. Many of them were also there to pick with the free breakfast.
In the evening I walked up to a viewpoint, seeing most of the small village while doing so. It seemed like a sleepy town with old people mostly. The young people probably moved to cities.
The local people stared at me (but also greeted me (back) in a friendly manner), probably they don't see many young tourists here, or solo ones? I only saw a few other tourists, it being a week day, and they were all over 60.
One old guy on a terrace started babbling all kinds of questions at me but he had so few teeth that I couldn't make out what he was saying. So in the end I just acted like I didn't understand Spanish... poor guy. :-)
I had yummie tapas in a nice bar which showed basketball on TV as well, the Spanish were in the semi finals and won.
I visited Ermita de San Frutos cloister and canyon during the hottest hours of the day. It being 'only' 21 degrees Celsius (70F) I thought it would be doable but walking on that scorching bare earth it felt a lot hotter.
In the evening I had more tapas at two different bars while sitting outside enjoying the sun, and I watched Spanish TV in the hotel.